The National Institutes of Health this month set aside roughly $1.4 million to fund three grants exploring different microRNA- and siRNA-delivery approaches. The agency also awarded more than $350,000 to support research into how the structure of Argonaute 2 impacts its role in RNA silencing.

The first grant was awarded to University of Louisville researcher Huang-Ge Zhang, who is developing naturally derived exosome-like nanoparticles for the delivery of miRNAs and other extracellular RNAs.

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